~ by Jenny Brown ~ Sensational!…Rust On The Rails “Talisman” LP Release Show When I first saw ROTR in 2014 in what may have been their very first live performance, I knew the collaboration between Cody Beebe and Blake Noble was going to be much more than a side project. Sunday night at The Triple Door proved that hunch to be correct. Photos courtesy of Todd Hobert Photography Cody Beebe, Blake Noble and ROTR threw down the gauntlet and raised the bar for every other 2017 album release show by Northwest Bands. It was an absolutely superb sold-out show at The Triple Door. From the opening notes by Sarah Gerritsen & the ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ Written By: Rick Jamm December 27, 2016 (posted by permission from Rick Jamm) GRIEVE THE ASTRONAUT A plenary vision of music which is devastatingly gorgeous! Started in 2015, GRIEVE THE ASTRONAUT is Raymond Hayden (Piano, Lead Vocals), Calissa Knox (2nd Piano, Synth, Backing Vocals), Ben Beman (Bass), Taylor Enloe (Guitar) and Mike Burt (Drums, Backing Vocals). What remains so strong about the band’s self-titled album is that each piece is archetypal. Each is the definitive version of itself. From the virtuosic “Hands Of A Child” to the introspective instrumental “Loss Of Innocence” to the theatrical “Red Door To Nowhere” and the fairy-tale-with-a-message “Lights”, all the music is strange, new and familiar ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Dustin Rei / Notes From The Underground blog ~ CHINOOK FEST AT THE SUMMIT: THE BIRTH OF A NORTHWEST FESTIVAL During Washington’s dark, frozen winter months, the Summit At Snoqualmie is a veritable hotspot for the skiers and boarders who come out in droves to hit slopes and walk in wonderlands of snow. But during the summer, the Summit stands deserted, chair-lifts abandoned and stock still in the sun, while granite –not powder– covers the exposed mountain landscape. I run the risk of sounding like a trite travel-writer in my choice of words here, but given the picturesque scenery and the way ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Cindy Teixeira / Brown Bag Alley blog ~ Here Comes the Sun and How About Some History and Whisky While We’re at It? For a first time event held by the Harbor History Museum on the Gig Harbor waterfront June 13, it was pretty great. Old Sol, our life giving golden sky orb and guest of honor, reminded us here in the Northwest how much we love outdoor music festivals. SolFest was the brainchild of John Ross, executive director and man with a vision, to make the museum a focal point for the community. It was Ross who hatched the plan to bring people to the site in ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….
~ by Dustin Rei / Notes From The Underground blog ~ FOLLOW YOUR BLISS WITH BLAKE NOBLE ( ALBUM RELEASE SHOW REVIEW & INTERVIEW WITH BLAKE ) “Dustin, If you have not heard Blake Noble live, then you are in for a great musical experience.” Seattle Wave Radio’s owner, Mark Gordon, wrote the above to me in the weeks leading up to what would easily be one of most musically brilliant shows I’ve had the pleasure to attend this whole year… and take me at my word, I attend a LOT of shows. As I spent days and days familiarizing myself with Blake Noble’s artistry, and as I became aware of the ….[ click on the title to Continue Reading ]….